Second last full weekend of action in the KSBGL:
League of Ireland
13’s Kerry1 –2 Cork
15’s Cork 3–0 Kerry
Cups and Shields:
John Murphy 12 Boys Shield semi-final
Camp Juniors 2-3 Castleisland AET
12 Girls Cup semi-finals
Inter Kenmare 7–1 Listowel Celtic
Camp Juniors 2–3 Killarney Celtic White
12 Girls Shield semi-final
MEK Starz 0-7 Iveragh United
12 Shield ¼ Final
Killarney Celtic Green 1–0 Dingle Bay Rovers
LB Rovers 2-0 MEK Kickerz
John Joe Naughton 13’s Semi-Final
Dingle Bay A 3-1 Dingle Bay B
13’s Shield Final:
Dingle Bay Rovers 4–1 Mastergeeha
Tom Hayes 14 Cup semi-final
Inter Kenmare 2-0 Iveragh United
14’s Shield semi-final
LB Rovers 2-4 Killarney Athletic
Healy Family 15’s Shield semi-final
Listowel Celtic 3-2 Mastergeeha AET
Shield Final
LB Rovers 2–3 Listowel Celtic
U16 Girls Cup Final
Listowel Celtic 2-1 Killarney Athletic
JK Sports 12 Premier
Inter Kenmare 1-0 Tralee Dynamos
12 Division 1
Tralee Dynamos 3-0 Camp Juniors
12’s Division 2
MEK 5-2 Killarney Athletic
Killarney Celtic 2–0 MEK
Killarney Athletic 0–7 Iveragh United
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Division 1
Killarney Athletic 4-1 Killarney Celtic B
League of Ireland
The Kerry 13’s might have gone down 2-1 to Cork City they did so after giving the visitors the toughest game of their 8 league games so far. Cork came to Tralee with 7 wins for 7 and were scoring for fun but Kerry held them scoreless in the first half and could have sneaked the lead following a Ben O’Callaghan header.
Cork made the breakthrough in the 7 minutes into the second half when CIan Spillane finished off a corner to the Kerry net after Darragh Foley had made a great save from the same player.
But Kerry were level in the 64th minute when Oisin Healy scored. But it was Cork that got the win following a long range free kick.
In the 15’s Kerry are still on course for a top two finish despite going down 3-0 away to Cork City. Both Kerry sides face Cobh Ramblers next week in games both will be targeting 3 point from.
Reports from Cups and Shields
Castleisland need extra time to reach 12 Boys Shield Final:
With Killarney Athletic awaiting in the final Castleisland joined them after an extra time win away at Camp Juniors. The game was tied 2-2 after normal time with Dylan Harrington and Mark Farrell from a 25 yard free kick scoring for Camp. Jack Foley and Jack Joy were on the mark for Castleialand and with the looking like going to penalties David Healy hit a screamer to send his side into the final.
Killarney Celtic and Inter to contest 12 Girls Cup final:
Following Saturday’s semi-finals Killarney Celtic and Inter Kenmare will go head to head for the 12’s Girls Cup. Suvi O’Connor scored before and after half time to put Camp 2-0 up. But then Naoise O’Donoghue grabbed hold of the game and hit a hat-trick in the last half hour to snatch the win for her Celtic side.
In the other Last 4 game Inter Kenmare were too strong for a younger Listowel Celtic team. Goals from Thiem Doran 3, Martha O’Sullivan, Maggie McCarthy and Helena O’Donoghue have put Inter into the decider.
12 Girls Shield reaching the business end:
Iveragh United became the first side through to the 12 Girls Shield Final when they proved too strong for an MEK Starz side that gave a very good account of themselves. However the South Kerry side had Katie O’Connell and Katie Foster in great from as they hit 4 and 3 goals respectively.
The battle to see who will join Iveragh in the final has reached the Last 4 stage. LB Rovers are a new side to the Girls League and impressed with a 2-0 win over MEK Kickerz. Leona Meaney and Erica McSherry are just two names to look out for going forward.
LB will now meet Killarney Celtic Green who defeated Dingle Bay Rovers 1-0 in Friday night’s quarter final. Jessica Leggate continued her good scoring record getting the only goal on the night.
The Dingle girls certainly showed that they can compete at this level as their first season in competitive action.
13’s Shield decided:
In the battle of the two Dingle Bay sides in the John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield semi-final it was the A’s that got past the B’s 3-1. It shows the work going on in the West that the club has two teams to reach the semi-final stage.
Two goals from Conor Corduff and one from Cian McGearailt saw the A’s through to face Dingle Bay A reach the final against Mastergeeha. Edgar Malafiv got the goal for the B side in the semi-final
The Final: In the final at Mounthawk Park Dingle Bay Rovers put in an excellent second half to win 4-1 after the teams went in scoreless at half time.
Goals from Danny Kavanagh, James Hoare and Conor Corduff put the West Kerry side 3-0 up before Emmet Spillane pulled one back for Mastergeeha. However Joe Linnane had the last laugh netting late on. The DBR keeper Max Kennedy was the Man of the Match.
Inter Kenmare and Killorglin to contest 14’s Cup final
The battle for the Tom Hayes 14’s Cup on Saturday will be between Killorglin and Inter Kenmare. Inter booked their place in the final thanks to a 2-0 win over Iveragh United thanks to two goals from Yago Cornide. Inter also needed goalkeeper Eoghan McCarthy to be in great form to secure the win.
Athletic the first side into 14Shield final:
Killarney Athletic made the trip to North Kerry a winning one in the Tom Hayes 14’s Shield semi-final. The Killarney side saw off a battling LB Rovers 4-2. Cian Sheehy and Thevian Buckley put the home side 2-0 up before the Athletic side turned things around thanks to goals from Fionn O’Neill, Alex Hennigan, Oisin Lynch and Ryan Neeson. Athletic will meet either Dingle Bay or Park B in the decider.
15 Shield goes to Listowel Celtic after come from behind win
The final of the Healy Family 15’s Shield was between LB Rovers and Listowel Celtic. LB went through last weekend and Listowel Celtic took the second spot after a 3-2 extra- time win over Mastergeeha.
The North Kerry side were home and had goals from Jack Carty, Darragh Hudson and Darragh Casey to take the win while goals from Colin O’Leary and Darren O’Shea saw the sides level at 2-2 after normal time.
The Final: On the Mounthawk Astro on Saturday LB Rovers took a 2-0 lead through Padraig O’Connor from a Joseph Finch cross and Kieran O’Connell just before the break.
However with the wind it was all Listowel Celtic and two goals from Sam Cooke, one from the penalty spot, and one from Adam Segal saw them take the win with Cooke also named Man of the Match.
Listowel Celtic take the first Girls Cup of the season:
The first Cup of the Girls season has gone to Listowel Celtic after they defeated a gallant Killarney Athletic side in a cracking 16’s Girls final.
Celtic went ahead through Melanie Higgins but Emer Cronin pulled Athletic level 5 minutes later. Kelly Enright got the vital winning goal on the stroke of half time and try as Athletic might they just couldn’t find an equaliser.
Reports from the Leagues:
Inter get the win needs to be crowned 12 Premier champions:
After a very competitive JK Sports 12 Premier Inter Kenmare knew that they needed at least point from their last game at home to Tralee Dynamos. In front of a great crowd Inter took all three points but only just. Niall O’Shea was the Inter hero as he got the only goal of the game to see Inter crowned champions while Tralee Dynamos also enjoyed a good season taking joint third spot level with Killarney Athletic.
Tralee Dynamos take second in 12’s Division 1
Following a long season Tralee Dynamos B have secured second place in the JKSports 12 Division 1. They ended with a 3-0 result in their last game over Camp Juniors. The Tralee side are runners up to Fenit and finished ahead of Killarney Athletic B.
Iveragh United the top in 12’s Division 2 South
In the JK Sports 12 Division 2 South Iveragh United are still unbeaten in the JK Sports 12 Division 2. They took their latest three points following a good away win at Killarney Athletic. Their goals came from Daithi Sugrue 2, Alex Kelly, Zach Driscoll, Ronan Murphy and Niall O’Sullivan.
MEK lead Killarney Athletic by 2 points in the race for second place after they defeated them 5-2 in mid-week. However the missed the chance to extend that lead on Saturday when they went down to Killarney Celtic C 2-0. JJ O’Donoghue and Eoin Murphy got the goals for Celtic.
Eanna Murphy had a good night for the winners hitting 4 goals with James Clifford getting the 5th for the Mid and East Kerry side. William Ruvejcan got both goals for the Woodlawn side.
Athletic the 14’s Division 1 champions
Killarney Athletic wrapped up their second League win of the season when the 14’s wrapped up the title thanks to a 4-1 home win over Killarney Celtic B in Woodlawn.
They have gone through the season unbeaten and took their final three points thanks to goals from Alex Hennigan 2, Mathew Moynihan and Paddy Falvey. Fionn Noctor replied for Celtic B.
Girls Roll of Honour: Erica McSherry and Leona Meaney LB Rovers, Katie O’Connell Iveragh United, Lily Tobin Listowel Celtic, Eadhba Jordan and Jessie Lynch Dingle Bay Rovers, Naoise O’Donoghue Killarney Celtic, Thiem Doran Inter Kenmare and Emer Cronin, Laura O’Carroll and Caolin O’Donoghue Killarney Athletic
Team of the Week:
Jack O’Donoghue
Killarney Athletic 12’s
Mark Looney Mark Farrell Kieran O’Connell
Killarney Celtic 12’s Camp Juniors 12 LB Rovers 15’s
Ryan Casey Aodhan O’Beaglaoi Killian Dennehy Kieran Nagle
MEK 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s Castleisland 12’s Mastergeeha 13’s
Alex Kelly Sam Cooke Paddy Foley
Iveragh United 12’s Listowel Celtic 15’s Inter Kenmare 14’s